A D-Day Send-Off, Davie County Teachers Taking "Summer School" and Auto Insurance Rates affected by your credit score…News for Wednesday June 4th…

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Today:  Chance of Thunderstorms… High 88…

The Winston-Salem Fire Department will provide a send-off at 7 a.m. Friday for World War II veterans who will be going to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Two ladder trucks will suspend a large U.S. flag between their extended ladders and form an arch for the bus convoy to drive under as they leave.
The send-off will be in the parking lot of Hanes Mall.  http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/fire-department-to-provide-send-off-for-veterans/article_aeacd220-eb9a-11e3-94a4-0017a43b2370.html

 While Most Teachers are looking forward to wrapping up the end of the school year, David Koontz is getting ready for a whole new set of classes.
“Being a teacher, you have to be sort of a life-long learner,” said David Koontz, who teaches technology at Davie County High School.  Starting June 12, he’ll become a student all over again.  He’s one of several teachers interning at four businesses in Davie County as part of a new partnership between county schools and local industries. “More industries are moving into our area,” said Donna McNeil, a coordinator of the program. “As they move in, Davie County needs to provide the skilled workforce.”  Koontz and others will have two weeks to learn skills needed to work in health care and manufacturing — the biggest industries in the county.  They’ll have one year to take those skills and come up with new curriculum for students to get them more job ready.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/03/davie-co-teachers-businesses-partnering-to-better-workforce-development/

If You Have Children, You Know Bounce Houses are about as universally loved by kids as ice cream cones on a summer day and gobs of candy on Halloween.  See bounce house, run toward it: That pretty much sums up the experience of most toddlers and elementary schoolers.  But for some parents, the feeling about these inflatables is more along the lines of “Accident Waiting To Happen.” The Key for Parents Everywhere is “Understanding and Being Aware of the Three Ws of Bounce House Safety…
The First “W”… Wind is “the number one enemy” of an inflatable and can cause it to become dangerous, he said. Wind also appears to have been a factor in the two recent incidents where the bounce houses blew away.
The Second “W” stands for Workers, the people who are operating the bounce house. Amberg says a lot of people, especially some of the newer operators who have just gotten into the business, don’t understand how the inflatable should be anchored to the ground.
The Final “W” stands for Warranty, encouraging parents to ask the operator to see the company’s current insurance policy and state inspections.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/03/inflatables-arent-baby-sitters-how-to-keep-kids-safe-in-bounce-houses/

A Plane Nearly Landed on a Sunbather after the pilot flew dangerously low along coast of Germany.  Pilot Juergen Drucker, 52, misjudged the airfield approach and came within inches of landing his Piper PA-28-181 on the sunbathing tourist.  “In my defense I can say that I didn’t see him because he was lying down and I’m just grateful it worked out well and I didn’t land on him.”
Sunbather Uwe Kaiser, 38, was seen simply standing up and walking off after what was possibly the scare of his life.   The plane hit a fence afterwards and plunged across part of the beach before making a safe landing.
http://ktar.com/265/1737791/Airplane-almost-hits-sunbather-on-the-head

Paying too much for auto insurance? Your credit score could be the culprit. A bad credit score hikes insurance premiums by an average of 65 percent, according to a new study by WalletHub.  However, the exact impact varies dramatically by insurer and the state where you live, according to the study… which Also shows that your credit score is most important when insuring with Allstate, and least impactful when you insure with State Farm.
In North Carolina, Bad Credit apparently affects your Insurance Rate by some 26%… Check with Your Local Rep for more information!
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bad-credit-hikes-auto-rates-by-65-percent/

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast
Today
:  Chance of Thunderstorms… High 88…
Tonight: Chance of Thunderstorms… Low 68…
Tuesday:  Slight Chance of Thunderstorms…  High 85…

Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm